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Knocking Cancer out of the Park

May 17, 2019 11:24 PM

(ABC 6 News) – Sports aren’t only about the game. On Friday night, the Byron baseball team showed just that.

Many from the Byron community gathered to show their love and support for one special kid. Two weeks ago, Nathan Noonan, a seventh grader at Byron Middle School, was diagnosed with Leukemia. For the last two weeks, he has been at St. Mary’s.

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"Our family is just overwhelmed,” Don Noonan, Nate’s Father said. “It's been a tough two weeks, but Byron doing this has been an encouragement to Nate. He wanted to be here tonight, but they wouldn't let him out. It's been a big encouragement. Coach Splinter, the team, all of this, we're honored."

Nate’s absence did not stop the community from showing endless amounts of support for him and his family.


Many students, parents and loved ones were rocking shirts that read “Knocking Cancer out of the Park.”

"Tonight is a great opportunity to bring all the baseball families here in the community, at Byron, together and raise awareness for Leukemia and to raise some funds for Nate and his family,” Patrick Splinter, Byron 8th-grade head baseball coach said. “[Nate’s family] can focus on what's important, his health."

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